2018 Historical Hall of Fame & Living Legends inductees

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The Oneida County Historical Hall of Fame, begun in 1946, has named five individuals to its 2018 Historical Hall of Fame inductee class: Rear Admiral Samuel Livingston Breese, Utica Public Library Director Alice Cynthia Dodge, educator Anthony Schepsis, Clinton Hockey trailblazer Edward Stanley, and Utica sports editor and enthusiast Len Wilbur.  The Hall of Famers were inducted alongside the 2018 Richard W. Couper ‘Living Legends’ class: Oneida County Historian Joseph P. Bottini, US Navy veteran and community advocate Edward Jackson, Reverend Joseph A. Salerno, and animal rights activist Anita Vitullo.  All inductees were honored at the History Center's annual Historical Hall of Fame/Living Legends Awards Banquet at the Hart's Hill Inn on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. 
Welcome to the Oneida County History Center, where history is yours to discover, explore, and enjoy!
Membership is one of the most rewarding ways to experience Oneida County's past, present, and future.
Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm - Ethnicity, Alliance, Family and War: Scots-Irish Immigration and Defense of the New York Frontier, 1740 to 1778


Tuesday, October 30 from 6:00-7:30 pm-  Debate for NYS Assembly District 119 Candidates- Presented by the League of Women Voters of the Utica/Rome Metro Are


Saturday, November 10 at 1:00 pm- Veteran's Day History Show & Tell hosted by Joe Kelly


Saturday, November 17 at 1:00 pm- Never in Finer Company: The Story of New York's Doughboys in the Great War


Wednesday, November 28 at 5:00 pm-  Citizenship & Suffrage Around the World: Representation of the People Act -  SUNY Poly HIS 375 Presentations Part I


Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 am- Citizenship & Suffrage Around the World: Representation of the People Act - SUNY Poly HIS 375 Presentations Part II


Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 pm- Who Are the Daughters of the American Revolution and What Do They Do?

​Saturday, December 8 at 1:00 pm- The Walesville Jet Crash of 1954


Tuesday, December 11 from 4:30-6:00 pm - UUCU 4th Annual Peace Carol

2018 Telethon Sponsors

Research Library, Exhibits, Bookstore

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

The Oneida County History Center has named George Abel 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  Volunteers, such as George, are vital to the daily operation and long-term care of the History Center.  This honor was announced during the annual Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards Banquet on October 3, 2018.  George was chosen by his co-volunteers, History Center staff, and the Board of Trustees.  

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday 
November 23-25


December 2018
Monday through Sunday
December 8-23

Hours of Operation
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am-7:00 pm
Sundays 10:00 am– 6:00 pm

George Abel Named 2018 Volunteer of the year!

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